Fabi's Blog

Here is where Fabi shares tips and suggestions related to working with a virtual assistant and programs she uses on a daily basis.

Posted by Fabi Malacarne on January 23, 2017

10 Handy Online Free Tools for Business Owners

  As a VA and a business owner, I feel so overwhelmed with all the tools available to me. For my clients, I need to be aware they exist and know how to use most of them. Besides, the online tools normally require to create an account (and have one more password to remember).   On the […]

Posted by Fabi Malacarne on December 16, 2016

Should I Hire a Virtual Assistant or Do it All Myself?

    The major two reasons why more business owners don’t use a virtual assistant are because they think it will cost too much and because they think they can do all those tasks themselves and don’t see a reason to outsource if they know how to do them.   Here is an article that explains well […]

Posted by Fabi Malacarne on November 29, 2016

Should I Wait Until I Am Busy to Hire a VA?

    You are so happy you took a new client! Your one-person business is thriving! Now, you will have to sacrifice Sundays. With the last client you took, you sacrificed Saturdays.   Looking on the bright side, you will still have from 9 pm to 6 am every day for yourself, though.   You […]

Posted by Fabi Malacarne on October 18, 2016

What to Expect When Hiring Your First VA

  Hiring your virtual assistant (commonly known as a VA) is an exciting and nerve-racking task: — Exciting because it shows that your business has successfully grown to a level that you need assistance, and now you are moving from being a solopreneur to building a ‘team’. — Nerve racking because you are adding an […]

Posted by Fabi Malacarne on September 15, 2016

Are You Sharing Passwords Via Email?

Sharing passwords with others, whether with your VA, business partner, or your spouse, is inevitable. It seems that everything we do online requires a password.   Keeping track of and remembering all those passwords can also be challenging because you should always create long complicated passwords to make them secure.   Besides, some passwords have to […]